Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on
Thursday warned that allowing gay couples to marry will lead to the
legalization of incestuous or plural marriages.
A federal judge in two separate cases
has declared Alabama's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. Unless
a higher court interferes, Alabama will become the 37th
state, plus the District of Columbia, where gay couples can marry on
Monday, February 9.
Moore called on Governor Robert Bentley
and judges to defy the ruling.
In comments with the media, Moore
declared “we will have a confrontation” if the order is enforced.
Moore said that speaking out was his
duty because directing state officials how to act is his job.
He told WND.com
that he agreed with California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter's
dissent in the 2008 case that declared California's ban
“Who can say that, in 10, 15 or 20
years, an activist court might not rely on the majority's analysis to
conclude, on the basis of a perceived evolution in community values,
that the laws prohibiting polygamous and incestuous marriages were no
longer constitutionally justified?” Baxter wrote.
“I've said the very same thing.
Incest is next. Or polygamy,” Moore said.
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